Synopsis: Sometime ago, Mr. Dinh Hung, a Vietnamese American citizen, travelled to Vietnam together with his wife. They both were granted official visas. When they arrived in the TSN Airport, however, the Vietnamese authorities just allowed his wife in while isolating Mr. Dinh Hung allegedly for investigations. They took turns subjecting him to all kinds of questions and lengthy wait times while showing him crucial information about his private life and activities in the United States with both data and images. During his isolation, he had no way to know what was going on with his wife. Finally, they gave Dinh Hung a “Confession Form ” to sign. Among other things, just above the space reserved for his signature, the form showed this word: VIOLATOR. Dinh Hung refused to sign. Here was their answer: - “Suit yourself. You’d better follow suit should you want back to America as soon as you wish; otherwise, nobody could tell you how much longer you would be here.” After Dinh Hung signed the form, reluctantly, of course, two cong an took him to an emergency visa processing counter to apply for a visa to Japan. Along the way, he’s always closely accompanied by two agents until he reached the Dallas International Airport, where he finally received his passport back (without the “Confession Form”).
Privacy rights: This scenario demonstrates that the Vietnamese Embassy in the United States is running a sophisticated intelligence system to spy on Vietnamese American citizens, thus violating the US privacy rights law, let alone the proper conduct code between such countries that have established normal diplomatic relations as Vietnam and the United States.
Requests: All American citizens are equally entitled to the US government’s protection as long as they are not proved guilty by the American law and by an involved foreign government’s law. Among the rights needing protection are the privacy right and the movement freedom right.